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June 5, 2017

Dang!!!  After going through 25 reels I discovered a problem.  A big one.  

I do listen to these recording once I have them digitized but I will admit, I do not listen to every second of everything I find. However, I did notice that there were some dropouts occuring, usually after about 50 minutes of recording time.  There would be a word or two missing and then, as the recording ran longer, there would be entire paragraphs missing.

The problem has been traced to my MacBook Pro.  I am using Audacity for my recording software and the problem seems to be the way the Mac writes a file as it records it.  In Windows the file is written continuously but on the Mac they are written in blocks.  I think that the Mac does its writing and while doing so misses a bunch of content.

Until this is resolved, I will go back to using my old XP computer for recording.  The only downside to that is that it is SLOW compared to the Mac when I need to do a speed change to a recording.  I'll live with that or move the file to the Mac when that needs to be done.

I am going to go back a redo Reels 024 and 025 since I think the content was local and important enough to get it right.  If someone reading this really wants to hear Reels 001 through 023 without the drop outs, let me know and I'll fix them.  For now, redoing them is on the back burner.